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Five Cent Balloons

by Carl Sandburg, 1920

Pietro has twenty red and blue balloons on a string.
 They flutter and dance pulling Pietro’s arm.
 A nickel apiece is what they sell for.

 Wishing children tag Pietro’s heels.

 He sells out and goes the streets alone.

Published in Smoke and Steel

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